Shia LaBeouf thinks Alec Baldwin had him fired b/c they ‘clashed as men, not artists’

Shia LaBeouf

For absolutely no reason at all, Shia LaBeouf appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday evening. Actually, there is a reason it happened — officially, to promote The Company You Keep (the movie where he looks like a hipster Unabomber) in limited release — but it really seems like Shia merely stopped by to talk with Dave about his ongoing feud with Alec Baldwin. I’ll let that settle in for just a moment.

To recap, Shia is still trying to recover from his failure to execute a Broadway debut alongside Alec and Tom Sturridge in Orphans. Shia left the play after he and Alec clashed, and Shia ended up being the first one to punch a hole in a door backstage. Shia was quickly replaced by Ben Foster, and Shia didn’t know how to handle his first professional failure. To be certain, Shia’s been acting like an immature dweeb and biting the proverbial hand for the past few years with no repercussions. He even gets into bar fights and then Bob Redford merely slaps him on the back on set the next day. Now Shia has actually failed at a job that has quickly moved on without him, and the dude just can’t handle it.

Hence Shia’s need to post a plagiarized apology letter to Alec online, and his inability to stop publishing private email conversations between himself and co-workers just to make himself (in his eyes) look good. Then he started posting not-so-cryptic summary dismissals of theater as an art form, and Alec once again managed to look like the good guy in this fight by refusing to engage Shia other than to say Shia has no experience to judge in this matter. That had to kill Shia, so he tried to make himself look like a big man last week by purchasing a $127 orchestra ticket to a preview performance (and posting photo proof) of Orphans, and now he’s visited Letterman to make his case.

Shia LaBeouf

Naturally, Letterman gave a wonderfully stitled lead in to this interview and basically let Shia destroy himself in front of the audience. Letterman provided some leading questions to get Shia to admit that he was fired (and didn’t quit, which was the assumption that Shia let ride until now). Quite amusingly, Dave also suggested that it could have been Alec (who is Dave’s real-life friend) who told the producers to fire Shia, and Shia just let that one slide too (“I think that might’ve been what happened) either because he was too dumbfounded to deny it or because it really happened. Who knows?

Shia went on to describe why he and Alec clashed during production of the play — because they’re both so “passionate and impulsive.” He further dug that hole by adding, “Me and Alec had tension as men, not as artists,” which was met with awkward giggles from the audience. LOL. Then Shia delivered a weak attempt at reconciliation: “Alec, I think you’re awesome, man. That’s it.” Here’s a video clip if you want to witness this tragic douchery for yourself:

For what it’s worth, Shia also talked about why he’s walking around in a boot after hurting his foot. That part isn’t so interesting, but here’s a clip anyway:

After Shia bid farewell to Dave Letterman, he headed towards the The Company You Keep NYC premiere. Ireland Baldwin was at the premiere too! Alec needn’t worry about Shia putting his moves on Ireland, since he’s already taken, and I’m sure Ireland will manage just fine without breaking off a piece of that hipster douche.

Ireland Baldwin

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

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33 Responses to “Shia LaBeouf thinks Alec Baldwin had him fired b/c they ‘clashed as men, not artists’”

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  1. Amelia says:

    Well, tbh I’m finding this difficult to believe.
    Chiefly because in my opinion, Shia is neither a man nor an artist.
    And Alec is a rage machine.
    Alec smash.

  2. Maya says:

    I’m sure his use of the word ‘artist’ will cause a lot of snarkiness here in the comments section…Because, you know, it’s not like acting is a centuries-old art form or anything! It’s just playing pretend!

  3. Abra says:

    Letterman is the real hero in this tale. I love how he humbly mocks this little hipster idiot.

    Take a shower and then go away Shia

  4. Izzy says:

    It was a duel to the douchiest, and this time, Shia won, hands douche… er, down.

  5. janie says:

    Ummmm, Ok? Sounds like both egos were too big for the same place!

  6. allons-y alonso says:

    I’m here because T.Fanty sent me here.

    Wow, okay! In order to ‘clash as men’ you first must both be actual men.

    Shia Labeouf: I would have your balls for a coin purse. Sit down! He is a brat having a hissy fit at the King of Hissy fits.

  7. elceibeno08 says:

    The part I agree the most with this analysis is that Shia (and others) get away with biting the hand that feeds them with no repercussions. If these actors were held to the same work ethics as the rest of us mortals, they might learn to be more grateful. How many of us get to act like immature babies at work and still get to keep our jobs? Only in Hollywood. If producers would fire actors, singers, entertainers etc. when they started acting like prima donnas, they might learn to be more gracious. Digressing now; Shia looks good. That beard could tickle the tears out of me.

    • Kath says:

      I don’t get why this idiot keeps getting a free ride… It’s not like his acting talent is so overwhelming or he’s such a box-office draw that producers have to keep hiring him. Yet despite all the stories of how obnoxious he is to work with (e.g. with Mia Wasikowska) – he keeps getting gigs. Why??

  8. insomniac says:

    Ugh. Alec v. Shia is basically “Alien v. Predator:” No matter who wins, we lose.

  9. Mia 4S says:

    This guy’s issues have issues. The joys of child stardom strike again! Isn’t there some weird situation with his father? I smell Daddy issues to be honest. Off to google!

    • Mia 4S says:

      So apparently Dad is a drug addict and registered sex offender?! Well, bingo.

      Shia if any of the would-be father/older brother figures (yeah ummm, except Baldwin) you are so fond of lashing out at have offered you any kindness or advice, try taking it.

  10. bea says:

    Letterman is the master.

    I will give him one, tiny bit of credit for showing up on opening night in the front row. You KNOW that had to throw Alec off.

    Hollywood created a monster with this kid.

    • Lady D says:

      Umm, LOL at this little douche nozzle intimidating anyone. Seriously, can I get a show of hands from those that would be intimidated by him. Ya, didn’t think I would see any. I can’t stand AB and have never seen anything with him in it, but from what I understand he is a pro actor. If anything, Alec was probably smirking at seeing him in the audience.

  11. The Original Mia says:

    What an idiot. His childish behavior is not doing him any favors. Just adding to his douchenozzle reputation.

  12. Skins says:

    “Artists” Really? God, everybody is an “artist” nowadays. Used to be actors were actors singers were singers, musicians were musicians and artists were artists. To me an artist is a painter, sculpter, somebody who works with their hands or something like that. Shia, you are not an “artist” and neither is your rage-monster buddy Alec. Just a little pet peeve of mine

  13. bluhare says:

    You know, Alec Baldwin is no paragon of virtue either. He’s not exactly known for his easy going ways. I can easily see him egging LaBeoeuf on and LaBoeuf being stupid enough to go for it.

    But he should STFU. He’s just letting Baldwin gloat over it by acting out.

  14. marie says:

    as Mayor of Douchetown Miss Kiki, why did you let him leave? you should never allow him the 3 day pass..

    jeez, this kid’s a douche..

  15. lucy2 says:

    So many very famous and successful actors were fired or replaced in projects, yet they accept it and move onto the next. This moron throws a hissy fit that lasts weeks now, and he was the one who got violent and caused property damage. GROW THE F UP.

  16. EscapedConvent says:

    Shia wants to be a Man so desperately.

  17. Cathy says:

    They’re both ugly. I wouldn’t waste my hard earned money seeing anything either one is in. They can both just go away now.

  18. Madpoe says:

    wow. let a man read a script and he’s an artist. no, god! you just get paid to sell a lie and not even that well.

  19. gabriella says:

    his voice is so…. ugh.

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    Shia, suck it up and put on your big boy pants…bitching for more publicity.

  21. d says:

    Daddy issues, DEFINITELY. Career sabotage in pursuit of stroking his own ego. All in the public eye. Letterman is a master at letting some people dig their own graves and still have it be entertaining.

  22. Bijlee says:

    MMMMMOOOOROOOON!!! Shia dude shut up! Alec is looking way better than you. Also I recently started watching 30 rock and Alec is so cute in that show. Why must he be such a rage monster douche in real life though?

  23. my .02 says:

    Eeeew. Neckbeard. So gross.

  24. Shiba says:

    OK, can we at least give him credit for being the first to admit he got fired in the clip where he talks about breaking his foot….? Letterman didn’t tease it out of him, Shia straight up brought it up first!

  25. Ruyana says:

    I wish someone would maroon Shia and James Franco on a tiny island with no means of communication to the outside world.

  26. Ally8 says:

    How many movies is this douche going to be allowed to ruin?

    I long for the old studio system days when this fugly blowhard would have maybe been tasked with filing the film reels on the night shift, if he was lucky.

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